Whether you’re turning 19 or 90, your birthday is *always* cause for celebration. Along with hosting an awesome birthday party and getting a ton of Facebook birthday cam vids, one of the best parts about turning a year older is walking into your fave store and having them hand you free swag… just for being born! But this year we aren’t stopping with our usual gratis Starbucks drink — we’re scoring loot at 17 stores offering birthday giveaways that together total over $300 in free stuff!


Food and Treats

1. Baskin Robins ($3): Sign up for Baskin Robins’ Birthday Club, and you’ll get a free ice cream on your birthday. You don’t even have to scream for it!

2. Pinkberry ($5): When you apply for PinkCard Loyalty, this specialty fro-yo chain will email you a coupon for a free fro-yo to celebrate your big day.

3. Dunkin’ Donuts ($3): Head over to the Dunkin’ Donuts website and register for DD Perks to ensure yourself a free medium birthday drink.

4. iHOP ($7): Score a completely free birthday meal by signing up for Pancake Revolution online.

5. Panera ($3): Whether you’re looking for something sweet or something savory, signing up for MyPanera will earn you one free pastry on your birthday.

6. Red Robin ($10): Celebrate turning a year older with a free burger by registering for Red Robin Royalty.

7. Starbucks (up to $149, but realistically probably $6): While most people know that signing up for Starbucks Rewards will earn you a free bday drink, most people don’t know that the record for the most expensive Sbux drink ever was set by William E. Lewis Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a 173 shot flat white. Now that’s a lot of (too much) caffeine!

8. Au Bon Pain ($9): Signing up for ABP’s eClub will earn any birthday lady a free lunch at this upscale chain. Ooh la la!

9. Benihana ($30): When you register your membership to the Chef’s Table, Benihana will grant you a $30 gift certificate to be used *anytime* during your birthday month. Post-bday celebration, anyone?

10. Buffalo Wild Wings ($12): Register for Buffalo Circle to get a free snack-size order of traditional or boneless wings on your bday.

11. Godiva ($10): What’s a birthday without a little chocolate? Signing up for Godiva Rewards Club will earn you a sweet $10 gift card to use on anything you fancy during your birthday month.


Makeup and Beauty

12. Benefit Cosmetics ($23): Get your eyebrows on fleek in time for your big bash with a free brow arch service on your birthday.

13. Sephora ($20): Signing up for Sephora’s Beauty Insider program will earn you one luxury birthday gift pack. While the gifts vary depending on the season, they have been known to include some amazing goodies like Tarte Lip Paint and Caudalie skin care minis.

14. ULTA Beauty ($12): Registering for ULTA Beauty’s Ultamate Rewards program will get any makeup junkie a free gift on their bday.

15. Urban Decay ($19): Urban Decay fangirls *need* to sign up for UD Beauty Junkies — not only do you get access to sweet promotions throughout the year, but you also get a free full-sized eyeshadow single to celebrate your birthday.


Specialty Stores

16. Hallmark ($7): Even though you’re probably not going to be giving yourself a card, signing up for Crown Rewards will get you a free one to use at a later time… plus a great coupon too!

17. Victoria’s Secret ($10): We’ve heard a rumor that Victoria’s secret is that she can’t turn down a good party. Registering for an Angel Card will get you an awesome free birthday gift.

What freebies will you go for on your next birthday? Tweet us your hot finds @BritandCo!

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